Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is Now a World Heritage Site

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Japan’s pride, the snow topped Volcano Mt Fuji is all set to become a World Heritage site.

What is a World Heritage site?

A World Heritage Site is a natural place or a man made wonder which is very special. It could be a lake, mountain, forest, mountain, island, desert, monument, building, complex, or a city. If these places are man made they are usually the ones which are historically or culturally very important.

Who decides what should be a World Heritage site?

There is a special branch of United Nations (UN), which is known as The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization or UNESCO. It promotes peace by bringing the nations together in the fields of education, science and culture. UNESCO committee decides the World Heritage sites.

Mt Fuji, at 3,776 (12,460 feet) is Japan’s highest mountain.

There is going to be a formal announcement in June according to the Japan’s cultural agency.


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